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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Virginia has ramped up the pace of vaccinations, but COVID-19 cases and deaths are ticking upward again.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• With proms still banned under Virginia's COVID-19 restrictions, some parents are crossing state lines to organize DIY proms in North...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The town of Windsor confirmed a police officer fired for his role in a controversial traffic stop was allowed to remain on the force for four months after the encounter, losing his job only after video of the...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Republican state senator Jen Kiggans plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk, in what's expected to be a highly competitive congressional matchup featuring two Navy veterans.—Washington Post• Prosecutors believe members of the far-right Oath Keepers group may...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam announced a state police investigation into a traffic stop in Windsor after body camera footage went viral showing police officers drawing their guns and pepper spraying a Black and Latino driver who wasn't charged with...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Instead of getting 125,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week as planned, Virginia will get only 15,000 due to the factory mix-up that ruined millions of doses.—Virginian-Pilot• A conservative group filed a federal lawsuit against...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Gov. Ralph Northam is endorsing former Gov. Terry McAuliffe for another term. An advisor said Northam "feels like Gov. McAuliffe provides the party the best opportunity to cement the change in Virginia and win in November."—Associated Press• With...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Virginia is getting $6.8 billion in federal aid under the American Rescue Plan Act. Now officials need to figure out how to spend it.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• A database obtained by Buzzfeed News shows more Virginia law enforcement agencies tried...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• More than 4 million vaccine doses have now been administered in Virginia.—Richmond Times-Dispatch• Newly admitted unvaccinated patients explain a recent COVID-19 outbreak at a Fredericksburg-area nursing home where almost everyone had already been vaccinated, an official said.—Free Lance-Star•...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• The General Assembly will reconvene in Richmond Wednesday for a veto session focusing on Gov. Ralph Northam's recommended changes to three dozen bills.—Roanoke Times• Longtime Dominion Energy CEO Tom Farrell died of cancer Friday at age 66, one...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.• Overturning a lower decision, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Charlottesville can take down its Confederate statues because the state's former law seemingly banning their removal didn't apply retroactively to statues put up before 1997.—Daily Progress• Gov. Ralph...